Category: Contractors

IPSE welcomes government’s loan charge review

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed: “The government should see this as an opportunity to repair its damaged relationship with freelancers.”

New prompt payment rules introduced to tackle late payers

The FSB are continuing to work with the government to drive out late payments – as outlined in their Fair Pay Fair Play campaign – from the UK economy once and for all.

Improve work performance by taking time off work

Taking time off work helps contractors’ wellbeing – 59% also said it improved their work-life balance, while 44% said it enriched their relationships.

London is the most productive UK region

To collect the results, researchers used state-of-the-art econometric techniques to analyse ONS data between the years 2010-2016, to produce levels of productivity in each plant of Great Britain.

Call for rail review to incorporate skills gap in reforms

Samuel Knight International has urged the Chair of the Review to ensure that talent shortages across the sector are factored into any proposed reforms.

HMRC ‘glitch’ with Payments on Account could lead to unexpected January tax bills

Self-employed workers need to be made aware that HMRC has experienced a ‘glitch’ within its system, which could very well result in higher tax bills.

Contact HMRC ASAP if you have missed tax credits renewal deadline, says LITRG

Meeting the 31st July deadline was crucial for those who were told to contact HMRC to renew their tax credits.

Work in the UK no less secure than it was 20 years ago

A new survey shows that the proportion of people categorised as self-employed increased from just under 13% to just under 15% between 1998 and 2018.